Going…Going…Day Three

Going…Going…Gonna place an order today! 

Wowzers!  Today’s a HUGE DAY!  Today is the last day of the 2013 Spring Catalog and the first day of the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog.  For today only – all three books (Spring Catalog and two Annual Catalogs) are open for business.  Woo hoo!  The order entry system will be down until noon MDT, so don’t worry yourself with trying to enter your order beforehand.  I’m SO excited!  First of all, here’s a link to the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog (just click on the picture):

2013-2014 Catalog

Many of you have been flipping through this gem for a while.  Some are just seeing it live for the first time.  Soak it in.  There are lots of great treasures hidden inside the covers of this book.  Don’t flip too fast or you’ll miss them.  AND don’t forget that the online ordering doesn’t start until noon MDT.

As we get ready for the release of the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog on Friday and prepare to say goodbye to several stamp sets in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog and 2013 Spring Catalog, I think it’s appropriate to take a step back and share some projects from the past year that feature products that are soon to be retired. I’ll be sharing those with you intermittently throughout the rest of this week.  If you are new to my blog, then these will all be a treat for you.  If you have been following my blog for the past year, these will hopefully be fond memories of projects gone by – but I hope you, too, find something new.

Each project will link back to the original post, so feel free to click on them to take you back to the original post.

Day of GratitudeDay of GratitudeI had my eye on Day of Gratitude from the very start.  That medallion.  And the cool, retro look of the other shapes in this set just scream out for the browns and yellows of the 1970’s.  I love this set and hate to see it go, but guess what…it’s going.  Here are a couple of projects I made with this set – just to remind you why you need it:Day of Gratitude, Itty Bitty Banners, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingDay of Gratitude, Itty Bitty Banners, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Day of Gratitude, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Day of Gratitude, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

You are LovedYou Are Loved Clear

There are some stamp sets that seem pigeon-holed for the holiday or occasion they are designed to celebrate.  You are Loved is one of those sets.  Hearts and flowers just seem destined for February 14.  I absolutely love the stamp with the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment, but the other stamps are really more versatile – still about love, but flexible to be used in different ways.You are Loved, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingYou are Loved, Bird Builder Punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

You are Loved, Bring on the Cake, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Wonderful MotherWonderful Mother

A simple trio of sentiments, Wonderful Mother is one of the least expensive sets in the catalog ($8.95 for clear mount and $11.95 for wood).  The sentiments are beautiful and to the point.  I’ve been able to use this set quite a bit this year and am happy with the cards I’ve made.  If you know me, then you know I’m crazy about my mom.  She has truly been an amazing support for me and has taught me to be the person I am.  This set spoke to me before I had any ideas about how to use it.  Here are some ways I used it:Wonderful Mother, Secret Garden, Stampin' Up!, Brian king

Wonderful Mother, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Wonderful Mother, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Did you miss Day One of Going…Going…?  Check it out here.

How about Day Two of Going…Going…?  You can find it here.

Win a $100 Shopping Spree!

SHOPPING SPREE

On Tuesday, I shared the details about how you can enter to win a $100 shopping spree by placing an order with me this coming weekend.  You’ve already studied the catalog and made your wish list.  Why not get an extra $100 of product from the new catalog?  It’s simple and easy.  Click here to find out how you can enter to win.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Brian

Going…Going…Day Two

Going…Going…Gonna’ miss it if you don’t act now!  🙂

As we prepare for the release of the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog on Friday and prepare to say goodbye to several stamp sets in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog and 2013 Spring Catalog, I think it’s appropriate to take a step back and share some projects from the past year that feature products that are soon to be retired. I’ll be sharing those with you intermittently throughout the rest of this week.  If you are new to my blog, then these will all be a treat for you.  If you have been following my blog for the past year, these will hopefully be fond memories of projects gone by – but I hope you, too, find something new.

Each project will link back to the original post, so feel free to click on them to take you back to the original post.

Summer Solstice, Language of Friendship

Summer SolsticeLanguage of FriendshipI’ve only shared one card that I’ve made with Summer Solstice and Language of Friendship, but I was really, really happy with how it turned out, so I want to share it.  I love the lines of the images in Summer Solstice – beautiful for a black and white card or a card that pops with color.  Although they are not featured here, be sure to check out the sentiments in this stamp set – incredible!  Language of Friendship says just what I wanted this card to say – love it here!Summer Solstice, Language of Friendship, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Every Little BitEvery Little BitI couldn’t love the little images in Every Little Bit more than I do.  I always think “I need to use that set!” when I’m designing, so I was surprised to see how many times I HAVE used it.  I’ve used these cute, little in lots of different ways.  Here are three of my projects.  If you don’t have this set, do yourself a favor – get it now.  You deserve it.Every Little Bit, A Fitting Occasion, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Every Little Bit, Pretty Petites, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Every Little Bit, A Fitting Occasion, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Curly CuteCurly Cute

It took me a while to invest in Curly Cute.  Because it was so “cute-sy”, I was not convinced that it would be flexible enough for different styles of cards.  Guess what – I was wrong!  This sentiment set has it all and works well in all styles.  Here are some projects I made with this flexible set: Curly Cute, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Curly Cute, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Curly Cute, Pleasant Poppies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingCurly Cute, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Established EleganceEstablished Elegance

I’m not known for my vintage style, right?  This set is far more vintage thn I normally work with, but I love it!  You can still make vintage while remaining clean-and-simple.  I was really happy with this project, so I wanted to share it with you again today:Established Elegance, Loving Thoughts, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Did you miss Day One of Going…Going…?  Check it out here.

Win a $100 Shopping Spree!

SHOPPING SPREE

On Tuesday, I shared the details about how you can enter to win a $100 shopping spree by placing an order with me this coming weekend.  You’ve already studied the catalog and made your wish list.  Why not get an extra $100 of product from the new catalog.  It’s simple and easy.  Click here to find out how you can enter to win.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Brian